Emperor Augustus, formerly Octavius, the first Roman Emperor. Not so nice to Cleopatra or Mark Antony, though. :-(

Emperor Augustus, formerly Octavius, the first Roman Emperor. Not so nice to Cleopatra or Mark Antony, though. :-(

Roman Emperor Commodus at New York Metropolitan Museum of Art - Greek Roman Collection | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Roman Emperor Commodus at New York Metropolitan Museum of Art - Greek Roman Collection | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Constantine I. R. 306-337. Constantine was the 1st Christian emperor. Constantine decided to establish a new Eastern capital representing the integration of the east into the Roman Empire as a whole. He settled on the Greek city of Byzantium, located in strategic spot. The residents spontaneously decided to rename the city Constantinople. Relics of the True Cross & the Rod of Moses protected the city. The Church of the Holy Apostles was built over a temple to Aphrodite. It was the “New…

Constantine I. R. 306-337. Constantine was the 1st Christian emperor. Constantine decided to establish a new Eastern capital representing the integration of the east into the Roman Empire as a whole. He settled on the Greek city of Byzantium, located in strategic spot. The residents spontaneously decided to rename the city Constantinople. Relics of the True Cross & the Rod of Moses protected the city. The Church of the Holy Apostles was built over a temple to Aphrodite. It was the “New…

Trajan - the 13th Emperor of Rome, and the first from the provinces. Trajan was the second of the "five good emperors". He expanded the empire to its largest boundaries.

Trajan - the 13th Emperor of Rome, and the first from the provinces. Trajan was the second of the "five good emperors". He expanded the empire to its largest boundaries.

Bust of the Roman Emperor Domitian, 1st century AD, Marble, currently located at the Lourve, France.

Bust of the Roman Emperor Domitian, 1st century AD, Marble, currently located at the Lourve, France.

Roman Emperor Nero's legendary rotating dining room uncovered by archaeologists

Roman Emperor Nero's legendary rotating dining room uncovered by archaeologists

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